Thank you for your continued support and interest in our work in Nepal. Over the last year we have achieved so much, however, none of it would have been possible without you. For example
We reached 5,124 of Nepal's most vulnerable and at-risk children
We extended our pioneering Life Skills Education programme to 16 government schools and reached 1,118 students
We supported 938 working or at-risk children and 148 street-involved children through our core child protection services
Supported and changed the lives of 137 female victims of sexual abuse and exploitation
We lobbied the Gandaki Regional Automobile Workshop Association to amend bylaws barring employment of children under 14
We helped 882 of the poorest children to attend school by providing books, uniforms, and fees
We would like to share with you a success story of a young girl, whose life has been turned around. 14 year old Seema (not her real name) is from the east of Nepal. Seema's father was an alcoholic, who used to physically abuse her and her mother, so much so, her Mother and brother moved out. Her father's behaviour got worse and he would often beat and sexually abuse her, threatening that if she told anyone he would kill her. This continued until one day he sent her to work as a domestic worker in someone else’s home. Feeling safe in this new environment, Seema shared everything that had happened and her father was arrested and sentenced to prison.
Due to the stigma of the sexul abuse, Seema didn’t feel comfortable staying in the same town and so her employer arranged for her to move to Pokhara to a new workplace. In Pokhara, she was identified by Kidasha's outreach workers and has now started to regularly visit one of our Drop-In Centres where she receives counselling and Non-Formal Education. Seema has also made new friends in the centre – other girls working as domestic workers and is much happier. She has just completed three months of Non-Formal Education and her employer has agreed to support her back into school from this month, which is the start of the new academic year. Seema is determined to study hard to make a better future for herself and to help other children in similar situations.
Our work in Nepal is extremely important and with your kind and generous help, we can change the lives of many more vulnerable children.
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